Titled ‘Love Carries On’, RHB Bank’s latest Chinese New Year film, which was created by FCB Malaysia, tells the true story of Ngu Ee Kiong, a father from Sibu, Sarawak who went through great lengths to keep his daughter, Ngu Nyok Ping’s dreams alive.
The film centres around Mr Ngu’s lifetime of selfless dedication towards his daughter, who lost her mobility to Spinal Muscular Atrophy at a young age. When Nyok Ping faced difficulties travelling to school due to her disability, coupled with the poor road conditions, Mr Ngu took the responsibility on his shoulders and carried her to school every single day, so that she could continue receiving the education she needed.
Despite their journey together was paved with rough paths and a life-changing disease that threatened to derail a young Nyok Ping’s future, Mr Ngu’s incredible actions of love paid off, as Nyok Ping obtained her master’s degree from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2016. Today, she dedicates her life to helping fellow disabled members of her community.
Abdul Sani Abdul Murad, Group Chief Marketing Officer of RHB Group, said: “There may be times we find ourselves faced with an obstacle too big to overcome on our own or a dream too far for us to reach, but with the unconditional support and love from those around us, we will realise that we’re never truly alone in our journeys. It’s in them that we will find the strength to progress and succeed. That message is the bedrock of this film, and it’s especially relevant now because even as we are preparing to usher in the Chinese New Year, many of us are still faced with the waves of challenges brought upon by the pandemic. This spot aims to remind Malaysians that they’re never alone during these times, and it encapsulates what RHB’s brand promise of ‘Together We Progress’ means amazingly well.”
Tjer, FCB Malaysia ’s Creative Director, says: “This story about Mr Ngu and his daughter is so unbelievably out of this world and profound that when we first came across it, we spent a good amount of time on fact-checking just to ensure that it was real and not fiction. It’s such a beautiful story, and thanks to our amazing production partners, it was retold and reimagined just as beautifully in the most effortless manner, despite the tremendous amount of depth that it carries.”
“Many parents who find themselves in Mr. Ngu’s shoes would probably just resign to a lifetime of caring for their disabled child and keeping their expectations in check. But not only did this amazing dad keep his belief in his daughter’s capabilities, he also did what not many people could or would do to guide her in finding her own place in the world. And because of that, Ms. Ngu managed to achieve the kind of success that most of us can only dream of. It’s a truly remarkable story about progress,” says Ong Shi Ping, Co-Owner and Chief Creative Officer of FCB Malaysia.
The campaign was launched on 15 January 2021 and is running across all RHB Bank’s social and digital channels in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festive celebration, which starts on the 12 February 2021. It has already generated over 6 million views, 15,000 likes and 1,500 shares across RHB’s social media platforms.
Title: Love Carries On
Client: RHB Bank
Group Chief Marketing Officer: Abdul Sani Abdul Murad
Head, Group Brand Communications: Tunku Hazli Bin Tunku Tolha
Manager, Group Brand Communications: Anwar Amin
Agency: FCB Kuala Lumpur
Co-owner & Chief Executive Officer: Shaun Tay
Co-owner & Chief Creative Officer: Ong Shi Ping
Creative Director: Tjer
Creative Group Heads: James Voon, Jonathan Chan
Copywriters: Megan Ong, Felice Puah
Account Director: Karima Kamal
Account Executive: Alexis Au-Yong, Tim Lee
Producer: Michael Loh
Music, Sound Design & Composer: GT Records Sdn Bhd
Executive Producer: Ram Nabil Chia
Producer: Munirah Razali
Sound Engineers: Shaktyvel Neelamekan, Eddy Loo
Production house: D Moving Pictures
Film Director: Dick Chua
Producer: Jocny Lai
Post house: Asia Pacific Videolab
Offline Editor: Troy
Online Artist: Corey Chong
Colorist: Lee Jia Seng